Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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axilmar
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2006-03-20

The Amiga was the first computer to introduce custom chips for graphics and sound. All the other computers followed.

Now that every computer has custom chips for graphics and sound, the Amiga must lead the way once more: it must ditch the concept of custom chips and provide a multicore solution like the X1000!!!!

A multicore solution with 256 or 1024 or 4096 cores, coupled with a language that is automatically parallelizable like Haskell, could be the programmer geek's ultimate dream!

Not only that, but it could lead the way to real time ray tracing graphics...

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